September 18, 2007

Capture Herky, Get an iPod

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Herky is having a birthday but instead of receiving presents, all he wants are video tributes.

This year marks the 60th year of Herky as the Sacramento State mascot. The loveable, but often changing icon will give away two music players for the best video tribute to him on YouTube.

“To judge my video contest, I’ve put together expert team of faceless drones, all extremely knowledgeable in cinematography, literary theory and entomology,” said Herky. YouTube viewers will be able to rate the videos, and the winning “People’s Choice” entry will also receive an iPod.

Videos may be any length but must wish Herky a happy 60th birthday. To enter, you must sign on to YouTube, upload your video, join the Herky Video Tribute group and register for the contest at Entries will be review and, if appropriate, posted to the group. Copyrighted or offensive material will not be accepted.

Entries are due by noon, October 12, 2007

The winner will receive an 80 GB iPod Classic and the People’s Choice award winner will receive a 4 GB iPod Nano. Additionally, 20 Java City gift cards will be given at random to qualifying entries. Prizes are provided by the Sacramento State Alumni Association using non-state funds.

Winning entries will be streamed on Sacramento State’s website and announced at Homecoming, October 13, 2007.

Herky’s birthday coincides with homecoming week activities on campus, so it wouldn’t hurt to put in a plug for that.

For details on the contest visit